“It’s all exciting,” said Vail Garvin, chamber president, “with a health care leader and author coming and the announcement of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest Day.”
Dr. Stephen Klasko, president and CEO of Jefferson Healthcare and president of Thomas Jefferson University, will present his a revolutionary approach to solving business issues and challenges at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Barley Sheaf Farms in Holicong.
Klasko has been named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Most Influential Individuals. His 2018 cartoon book is titled, “Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America.” Under his leadership, Jefferson Health has grown from three hospitals to 14 with revenues that grew from $2.2 billion to more than $5.1 billion, annualized.
“I’m thrilled to announce that later in the month, we will honor Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest. The county commissioners will proclaim Oct. 24 ‘Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest Day in Bucks County.’” Dr. Garvin said. Marguerite and her late husband are well known in for their philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. The Michener Art Museum, the Bucks County YMCA and the Central Bucks Chamber have all benefited from their generosity.
The presentation will take place at a chamber Global Briefing luncheon featuring Terry Egger, CEO and publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, which once rescued by Gerry Lenfest. Brian Tierney, former head of the Inquirer, will introduce Egger.
The luncheon is noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farms.
Filmfest opens the month 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, with a reception at C&N Bank, 465 North Main St., Doylestown. Film winners and screenwriter finalists will receive awards. The FilmFest Crawl is Oct. 12 and screening of winners is 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 with film discussions at the Hamilton Street parking lot and screening of the films at the County Theater.
Add to the schedule, the State of the County by the Bucks County commissioners 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at chamber headquarters; “Chopped,” a food networking event 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Chambers 19 Bistro in Doylestown; Planning for Your Child’s College 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the chamber headquarters; High Impact Presentations, a Dale Carnegie course, Oct. 23; and CBCC Emergency Services Awards Dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24, at Spring Mill Manor, Ivyland.
Register for all events at centralbuckschamber.com
October is filled with special events for the Central Bucks Chamber, which has a reputation for bringing in guests of national and international stature.